Tishomingo County Renaissance Day

Old Fashioned Fun — Renaissance Day set for Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Renaissance Day Festival
When Saturday, April 15, 9AM – 4 PM
Where Old Tishomingo County Courthouse, Downtown Iuka
Description Antique vehicles, arts; crafts, books, bicentennial history, Civil War camp, country music, dulcimer music, Easter bunny, Easter egg hunt, education, emergency vehicles, face painting, food, games; contests, goats, gospel music, homemakers, lectures, Native American demonstrations, pioneer demonstrations, and textile show. Festival is free. Donations to the museum are encouraged.

Enjoy history, fun, games, colonial exhibits, good food, arts and crafts and fellowship with fellow citizens of the County. Once a year, generations of Tishomingo citizens and visitors come together in the Spring (re-birth or renaissance of the yearly cycle) for a fun day in Iuka.

This year, April 15 th is that day. It’s Renaissance Day at the Old Courthouse Museum in Iuka sponsored by the Tishomingo County Historical and Genealogical Society (TCHGS). This community event encourages folks to dress in period costumes, share the craftsmanship of colonial days, purchase arts and crafts of that time period, enjoy dulcimer music, campfire-cooked food, and socialize with friends and neighbors from several generations. Over 2,000 visitors have attended the past two years.

“This year, additional activities are planned to make the 2017 event even bigger and more diverse. In addition to the traditional demonstrations, fun and games, new features will include gospel, bluegrass and country music, a huge Easter egg hunt (with prize eggs), homemade quilts and aprons, arts and crafts vendors, and a public service vehicle and old car show. Though Renaissance Day includes a spectrum of activities it still mainly focuses on celebrating our history and culture unique to Northeast MS. It’s a good time for learning and fellowship. You get to see a lot of people you grew up with and some old timers in the community that don’t get out a lot, says TCHGS President, Bill Gurley. We’re actively looking for some community-minded volunteers (youth and adults) who want to get involved in performing community work to help us with this event, explains Gurley. Please call me or Cindy Nelson at 423-3500 or email us at cindy@tishomingohistory.com if you are interested in volunteering.”

Festival admission is free so bring the family, meet the artists and exhibitors, find one-of-a-kind treasures to add to your collection, and enjoy good food. As always, entrance fee donations to the museum will be greatly appreciated!

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